The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Monday its three anti-illegal drug operations in the cities of Quezon and Malabon yesterday yielded to about 42 million worth of suspected shabu.
PDEA said the first operation was launched at 1:45 am beside a gasoline station in Mindanao Avenue in Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City. Agents arrested drug suspects Datu Boy Nasser, Norhana Nasser, and Said Ampakay.
Authorities seized two self-sealing transparent plastic packs containing suspected shabu worth P6.8 million, some buy-bust money, and an SUV from the suspects.
The drug suspects’ alleged suppliers were also arrested in a follow-up operation in San Bartolome, Novaliches. The suspects were identified as Kenneth Maclan, 44; Dennis Roque, 54, and Carlito Biglang-awa, 58. The three were nabbed at a house in Rockville Subdivision, Novaliches.
PDEA operatives at least 1.3 kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P8.5 million, five assault rifles, four handguns, bulletproof vests, ammunition, bombs, and components in manufacturing explosives from the suspects.
The last operation meanwhile occurred in Dampalit, Malabon City. Agents arrested a female Chinese national identified as Tuan Xi Yuan. Also seized from the suspect are some illegal drugs worth P27.2 million, a mobile phone, and some buy-bust money.
The suspects will be facing charges for allegedly violating Section 5 (Sale of Illegal Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia) of Republic Act 9165 or “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.”
P1.1M worth of marijuana from California seized at Port of Clark
Bureau of Customs (BOC) authorities at the Port of Clark seized P1.1 million worth of marijuana from a misdeclared shipment from California.
BOC said in a statement that its operatives intercepted 966 grams of marijuana from a shipment declares as “art-work fine” from California, the USA, which arrived on June 9, 2020.
The shipment passed through documents strict profiling and x-ray examination.
When the authorities conducted a physical examination on the subject shipment, they discovered two vacuum-sealed clear plastic packs of suspected fine kush weeds, BOC said.
The BOC also turned over two other shipments containing separately one bottle of CBD Oil and six tobacco rolling papers, which likewise positive for marijuana.